A new environment, a different culture, an unfamiliar work setting – moving to another country can be challenging! Knowing the challenges that many people face while relocating, VISIONAPARTMENTS decided to join the non-profit organization Swiss Mobility Circle to provide others with high quality services and advice regarding accommodation in Switzerland.
360° expertise for the International Community
The Swiss Mobility Circle consist of selected professionals, who are leaders in the field of international mobility. These experts offer advice to individuals, SMEs, multinationals, international federations and organizations to make relocating as smooth as possible. Read a short interview with Jimmy Bruzzese, co-founder of the Swiss Mobility Circle.
Why did you establish this organization and what are main goals of the association?
About 200,000 people are arriving or leaving Switzerland every year, and almost 40,000 of them relocate to somewhere between Geneva and Vevey. I’ve been in the mobility and moving industry for 25 years and Switzerland sometimes seems to be a hectic country to move to. Expatriates, diplomats, retirees, but also HR managers handling those relocations feel lost when thinking about moving, insurances, cultural training, housing, schooling … This in mind, I’ve decided to create an association of experts who will be able to answer various questions related to mobility concerns. The Swiss Mobility Circle is a one-stop-shop that offers advice from a selection of professionals who are recognized as experts in every area of international mobility.
What are the main challenges that relocating people experience and how can the Swiss Mobility Circle Association help?
When people arrive in Switzerland, they feel helpless and often overwhelmed. The way these persons are supported and surrounded will impact if they will stay or leave our country. The Swiss Mobility Circle assists them or their HR managers to facilitate the arrival, departure and integration.
VISIONAPARTMENTS as a member: What are the main advantages of this cooperation?
VISIONAPARTMENTS is a great asset to the Circle. Whether it is for a short or a long period, the company proposes fully furnished apartments, decorated with style. VISIONAPARTMENTS is an ideal partner for relocation companies, SMEs and International Organizations who are in need of temporary accommodation for their employees.
What is the size of the organization and who can become a member?
The association consists of 18 experts who are taking care of challenges related to childcare, co working spaces, cross cultural training, currency exchange, education, facility services, financial planning, accommodation, furniture rental, healthcare, HR doctoring, HR and facility management, immigration, insurance, moving, recruitment, salary hosting, translations, and tax-/legal matters. At Swiss Mobility Circle, there is only 1 expert per activity. At the moment, our board is fully occupied, but if new services, that can be an asset for the circle, are proposed, we are open to welcome additional experts.
about Swiss Mobility Circle
Founded in Switzerland in 1999, VISIONAPARTMENTS specialises in developing and renting premium furnished apartments with service and style. The company quickly grew from a start-up to Switzerland’s market leader and now offers over 1’800 tailored temporary living solutions in Berlin, Frankfurt, Lausanne, Warsaw, Vienna, Zug and Zurich, with further locations soon to follow in Basel, Zurich Glattbrugg, Geneva and Vevey. It is gradually expanding both in Switzerland and abroad while focusing primarily on the German-speaking countries. To enhance its global presence, VISIONAPARTMENTS also cooperates with select partner companies in a serviced apartment network that currently includes over 100,000 accommodations in more than 580 business destinations worldwide.